2011 Flying By

November 9, 2011
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Here we are, finishing the first week in November, readying for Thanksgiving, which means Christmas isn’t too far away. The year 2011 is soaring to a finish. It is amazing how fast this year seemed to fly by, how little we have accomplished, as a nation to fix our broken economy and how little...

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Crimson Tide Better Deal Than Patriots

November 9, 2011
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Cheering on the Crimson Tide football team, undefeated and setting records from week to week, takes it over hoping and praying the Patriots are going to win. Their loss last week was dismal and their play overall was poor. The Crimson Tide is a better deal. There is the likelihood of a Super Bowl...

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Police Briefs 11-09-2011

November 9, 2011
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Monday, October 31 Erik Goodwin, 17, 101 Francis St., Everett, was arrested for armed assault with intent to rob. Frederick Pratt, 23, 101 Francis St., Everett, was arrested for armed assault with intent to rob. Geovanni Rodriguez, 23, 287 Lexington St., East Boston, was arrested for being disorderly person, assault and battery, resisting arrest....

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Early Dismissal: Tide Makes Quick Work of Somerville

November 9, 2011
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Senior quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso spread the wealth, throwing touchdown passes to five different receivers to lead the Everett High football team to a dominating 48-12 victory over Somerville Friday night at Dilboy Stadium. DiBiaso launched the festivities by teaming up with Jakarrie Washington for a 97-yard touchdown on Everett’s first series of the game....

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Obituaries 11-09-2011

November 9, 2011
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Albert ‘Ally’ Deyeso Of South Yarmouth, formerly of Everett Albert A. “Ally” Deyeso of South Yarmouth, formerly of New Hampshire and Everett, died on October 30. A US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of Mary Lou (Lattanzi); father of Stephen of Saugus and Carol McMahon of Peabody; brother...

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DeMaria Proud of Accomplishments, Plans More Growth in Next Two Years

November 2, 2011
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DeMaria Proud of Accomplishments, Plans More Growth in Next Two Years

With the international economy in a very shaky position, and the national economy in intensive care, Mayor Carlo DeMaria is undaunted by all the bad news and has vowed to keep Everett moving forward. With the national debt at a staggering $14 trillion and growing and the state government cutting local aid receipts to...

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Napolitano Seeks to Change the Way Mayor’s Office Operates with Voters

November 2, 2011
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Napolitano Seeks to Change the Way Mayor’s Office Operates with Voters

Councilor Peter Napolitano has been knocking on doors, greeting voters at house parties and getting his message of change out to the voters every morning and night and weekend since June when he announced his candidacy for mayor. Running against an incumbent is usually an uphill battle. However, Napolitano says that he has found...

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Mayor: “State Confirms $3.5 Million in Free Cash”

November 2, 2011
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. was very pleased to hear from the Department of Revenue and their certification of the city’s $3.5 Million in Free Cash.  With the good news from the State, the Mayor is continuing to face the challenge of shrinking the fixed costs of the city, costs that drive the largest portion...

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Will the Proposed City Charter Fly?

November 2, 2011
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Does Everett need to change its form of government?  That is the question before the voters on Tuesday. In the last municipal election, voters overwhelmingly supported the creation of a charter commission to re-draft a new city charter. One major highlight of the newly proposed Charter is going from a bi-cameral form of government...

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Election 2011

November 2, 2011
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Election Day, November 8 is less than a week away and while many consider this a quiet election for Everett, there is a very active Mayor’s race between Councilor Peter Napolitano and current Mayor Carlo DeMaria as well as the possible adoption of a new city charter. Both candidates for Mayor are taking nothing...

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Get out and Vote

November 2, 2011
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There is much at stake in Everett this year as voters prepare to go to the polls. Perhaps the single most important question awaiting the final verdict of the voters of this city in the election next Tuesday is whether or not Everett voters choose to continue with a bi-cameral form of government and...

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For Mayor

November 2, 2011
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We do not endorse candidates in the Independent. Rather, we let the voters make their decision based on their own understanding of the issues confronting the city and who exactly they want to lead the city as the mayor of Everett. On Tuesday, voters decide whether incumbent Mayor Carlo DeMaria deserves another term or...

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Hats off to Jonathan Dibiaso

November 2, 2011
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During the game with Medford last week, Crimson Tide quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso re-wrote the record books and continued adding to his reputation as the highest scoring quarterback in Massachusetts football history by throwing 6 touchdown passes on the way to a 41-14 victory. He now has thrown 88 touchdowns and is nearing the 100...

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Dibiaso Passes Them All Everett Quarterback Sets State’s All-time TD Record

November 2, 2011
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They came to watch Everett High quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso make history and true to form the 6-foot-1-inch senior made it happen in spectacular fashion. DiBiaso became the Massachusetts all-time career leader in touchdown passes after throwing for six scores in Everett’s 41-14 victory over Medford Friday night at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium. If you...

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Obituaries 11-02-2011

November 2, 2011
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Marie Anne Nelson Chelsea resident Marie Anne (Moreau) Nelson of Chelsea died at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on October 24 following a brief illness. She was 80 years old. Born and raised in Haiti, she attended schools there. She settled in Chelsea in 1988 and has been a resident ever since. She...

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Police Briefs 11-02-2011

November 2, 2011
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Monday, October 24 Travis Beck, 20, 40 King St., Littleton, MA, was arrested for shoplifting, assault and battery. Ashlee Gagliardi, 28, 184 Main St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant and shoplifting. Richard Hartnett, 19 90 Malden St., Everett, was arrested for shoplifting, assault and battery (2 counts). Osagie Ihegie, 19, 66B Malden St.,...

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Who You Gonna Call? Local Group Takes Scientific Approach to Seeking out and Solving Ghost Stories, Paranormal Experiences

October 26, 2011
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Who You Gonna Call? Local Group Takes Scientific Approach to Seeking out and Solving Ghost Stories, Paranormal Experiences

Scott Trainito doesn’t nec­essarily believe in ghosts – or more appropriately, the paranormal – but that hasn’t stopped him from looking for them time and again over the past five years. As the founder of Para-Boston Investigators, based in East Boston, the Everett resi­dent and Eastie postman has put together a diverse team of...

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The Race for Mayor: DeMaria and Napolitano Answer Questions from Everett’s Immigrant Community in Forum

October 26, 2011
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The Race for Mayor: DeMaria and Napolitano Answer Questions from Everett’s Immigrant Community in Forum

With less than two weeks to go before election day, both mayoral candidates, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Councilor Peter Napolitano can be likened to sprinters in a hundred yard dash as they seek to get their message out to as many Everett voters as possible. On Tuesday night, the two candidates squared off before...

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Looking Ahead to Heating Costs

October 26, 2011
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We have come to the moment in time every year when we finally turn on the heat to beat the cold that becomes pervasive inside our homes. The weather has changed. You better have oil in your tank or gas coming through the line into your home or it is going to get pretty...

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Everett Shows Up in Showdown: Crimson Tide Top BC High in Marquee Non-league Matchup

October 26, 2011
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The Boston College High School student rooting section had reason to be on its feet: its football team was challenging No. 1-ranked Everett in a game that was shaping up as a classic. But in one dramatic play, Everett High quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso and receiver Jaylen McRae turned the Tide. DiBiaso connected with...

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Police Briefs 10-26-2011

October 26, 2011
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Monday, October 17 Eddy Guillaume, 18, 12 Glendale Tr., Everett, was arrested for receiving/buying stolen property, possessing Class D with intent to distribute, and carrying a knife. Uzoma Harris, 19, 11 Fenwood Rd., Roxbury, was arrested for receiving/buying stolen property. Samuel Lewis, 19, 3 Mt. Vernon St., Melrose, was arrested for receiving/buying stolen property....

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Obituaries 10-26-2011

October 26, 2011
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Cosmo ‘Sonny’ Luciano Retired Vice President of Former M&M Trucking Co. Cosmo M. “Sonny” Luciano, a lifelong resident of Everett, died unexpectedly at the Mass. General Hospital  on October 23. He was 76 years old. Born in Everett, he was the retired Vice President of the former M&M Trucking Co., working for over 30 years....

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Everett Schools Homecoming King and Queen

October 20, 2011
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Everett Schools Homecoming King and Queen

The Everett Schools held a successful Homecoming Parade and Game Saturday. Shown above on the Homecoming Float in the parade are Homecoming King Keenan Shelton and Queen Barbara Coelho and the Queen’s Ladies in Waiting Vianca Colocho, Rachel Holt, Deanna Johnson, and Katelyn Steeves. See additional parade photos on pages 4 and 5.

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Pope John’s Fineran Inducted in to Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame

October 20, 2011
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Pope John’s Fineran Inducted in to Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame

Richard Fineran never played or coached volleyball until 1997 when at the age of 49 he founded the volleyball program at Northeast Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield. Six years later Fineran’s team won the Commonwealth Athletic Conference championship. He stepped away from the game for one year before coming out of retirement to...

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